Art enthusiasts will have a chance to contrast the work of two female artists in HCM City this week to celebrate Valentine's Day.
|An oil painting by female artist Bach Lan at the exhibition called Đẹp (Beauty), which opened in HCM City this week. Photo courtesy of the artist|
At the event Filtered in District 1, Australian artist Helena Elias displays 14 portraits in oil paintings. Her works feature female faces who represent the artist’s view of the beauty of women in a modern society. She makes use of mobile applications while painting to impart a contemporary touch.
Through her art in oil and photography, she impresses young people who often find inspiration through posing and uploading on Facebook and Instagram.
She uses red, pink and yellow to create simple works that are different in detail and meaning.
Unlike Elias, Vietnamese artist Bach Lan uses only oil to express her deep feelings about women and love. Her 20 paintings in vivid colours highlight women in different states of emotion. Some of her works in black tell stories of women who have faced many challenges and experiences in life.
Her show, Đẹp (Beauty), runs until February 18 from 9am to 6pm every day at 218A Pasteur Street, District 3. Elias’ event, Filtered, will close on February 20 at 62 Tran Hung Dao Street. – VNS
A total of 46 artworks, including 30 paintings, 10 photographs, and six outfits are currently on display at an Ao Dai, a Vietnamese traditional long dress, exhibition being held at 40 Nguyen Du street in Hanoi.
Several Vietnamese musicians have recently released new music videos and CD reflecting faces of love to celebrate Valentine’s Day.